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New imported wine labeling rules effective from 2024


Dec 21, 2023

The guidance on labelling of wine imported into England has been updated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

From 1 January 2024, new labelling rules come into effect for all wine imported into England. Wine imports will have to show the name and address of a business that is based in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man and markets the wine under its own name.

The name and address will be that of the Food Business Operator (FBO), or the importer, if the FBO is not based in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

Wine will not need to be re-labelled to comply with the rules if any of the following apply: 

  • it’s already been labelled and is being aged 
  • it’s already in the supply chain 
  • it was placed on the market before 1 January 2024  

Wine moving to England from other parts of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man must follow the same rules as wine that’s imported to England from any EU or non-EU country.  


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